Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 26 55 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.97% 13.61% 11.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.08% 55.00% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 94
10th Percentile £300 £378 £300
25th Percentile £391 £425 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £433 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year -13.50% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £520 £713 £550
90th Percentile £613 £738 £630
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.21% +5.56% +5.88%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 96 100 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 25.74% 24.75% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 213
10th Percentile £302 £323 £184
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £495
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
75th Percentile £579 £600 £550
90th Percentile £636 £713 £623
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
10th Percentile £16.43 " "
25th Percentile £17.06 £16.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +45.83% -31.58%
75th Percentile £22.56 £18.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.88 " "
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -4.88% +64.00% -30.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -10 14 £425 -18.27% 30
Doncaster 0 2 £470 -1.05% 4
Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 13 (50.00%) AWS
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) GCP
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Law
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (15.38%) Power Platform
8 3 (11.54%) Microservices
8 3 (11.54%) Power BI
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
8 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.54%) C#
9 2 (7.69%) Juniper

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) AWS
2 6 (23.08%) GCP
3 4 (15.38%) Power Platform
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (7.69%) SaaS
6 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.85%) Google Workspace
6 1 (3.85%) IaaS
6 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.54%) Power BI
3 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Law
2 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) React
2 1 (3.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) NHS
1 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) Microservices
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) Data Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Threat Detection
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CCIE
2 2 (7.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) vCloud
5 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
2 1 (3.85%) vRealize
2 1 (3.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) BiZZdesign
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) IBM